West portrayed Batman in the 1960s TV series and 1966 movie.
Appearing at New York Comic-Con West, who also starred in the 1966 film Batman: The Movie, said that the current films could use a little more humour.
Adam West at New York Comic-Con
"The new movies, Batman is very full of vengeance and deep-seated angst and so on... They’re very dark,” he said. "Enough violence. Let the costume work for you.
“And put a little humour into it. I think it’s about time to relieve that all of that kind of attitude of vengeance and 'I can’t take it anymore, I’m going home and I’m going to suck my thumb.'"
Last week the current Batman Ben Affleck, spoke about the superhero’s upcoming solo movie, which he will also direct.
“The movie I think is going to be called The Batman’ At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it,” he said.
“That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”
The actor also addressed critics who thought Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice was too ‘dark’.
“It was a huge hit movie. More people went to see that than any movie I’ve ever made in my career,” Affleck said.
“It was the biggest hit of my career. And then it had a lot editorial negativity. It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged not necessarily on execution so much as on its tone.”